Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Bering Sea, USA, on Saturday, 6 December 1930 at 07:03 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 80 km depth
Date & time: 6 Dec 1930 07:03:28 UTC
Depth: 80.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 53°N / 172°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Amukta (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
173 km (108 mi) ENE of Atka (pop: 64) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (131 mi) W of Nikolski (pop: 18) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) ENE of Adak (pop: 332) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) WSW of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
430 km (267 mi) WSW of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.5||80 km||Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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